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Occidental Mindoro town treasurer gunned down

CITY OF CALAPAN – A municipal treasurer was shot and killed on Saturday evening in Sta. Cruz town in Occidental Mindoro province, police said Sunday.

Lt. Col. Socrates Faltado, the Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan police information officer, said Reydante de Lara, 53, was traversing the national road onboard his motorcycle when, at Sitio (sub-village) Esperanza in Barangay (village) Mulawin, two unidentified gunmen riding in tandem on a motorcycle shot him at around 6:30 p.m. Lara died on the spot.

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Police launched a pursuit operation against the suspects who immediately escaped after the incident. (Editor: Julie Espinosa)

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